Bike Kill is an ode to eccentrics, to free thinkers and to the “lost” of society. For 3 years, Julie Glassberg followed the Black Label Bike Club, which is one of the first “outlawed” bicycle clubs in the United States. Founded in 1992 by Jacob Houle and Per Hanson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it today has ramifications in several states in the United States. This club is one of the main contributors to the culture of tall bikes and jousting on bikes. It is interesting to see this destructive and rebellious culture revolving around an object as little dangerous as a bicycle.
Julie Glassberg was born and raised in Paris. After studying graphic design for four years, she devoted herself to her passion for photography. She is interested in the diversity of cultures, underground environments and the marginalized of society. Photography is a pass for universes that she could never have seen otherwise. It is a way to learn about life thanks to the people it meets. Where they come from. After spending almost 7 years in New York, she moved to Tokyo for a year and was invited by Swatch to a 6-month artist residency in Shanghai. She is now back in Paris.
Julie has published regularly in the international press, notably for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, L’Équipe Mag, Fortune and Polka among others. Her work has been recognized with the Lucie Scholarship Emerging Grant, the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, a POYi Award of Excellence, an Art Directors Club Young Gun Award, to name a few.
Julie Glassberg : Bike Hill
from February 25 to March 22, 2020
Médiathèque Edmond Rostand
10, rue Nicolas Chuquet 75017 Paris